MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Lacrosse team has unveiled their 2019 season schedule and will host eight games, including three to conclude the year.
The third season in program history kicks off February 23 with an exhibition contest against NCAA Division III foe Albion College in a rematch of last season's exhibition opener.
In the team's first regular season matchup, NMU hosts Lindenwood University on March 3. The Lions earned a #1 seed and a first round bye in the NCAA National Tournament last season.
The Wildcats hit the road for the first time on March 6 and visits Wheeling Jesuit University then travels to Lake Erie College the next day.
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play begins March 15 with NMU hosting Davenport University. The team defeated DU 17-16 last season for their first-ever GLIAC victory. GLIAC play continues with Grand Valley State University in the Superior Dome on March 17.
A five-game road trip begins March 22 with the Wildcats heading to McKendree College then continues March 24 at Maryville University. March 27 sees NMU head to first year-member Upper Iowa University before the team visits Lewis University in a nonconference contest March 31. The road trip concludes with Concordia University-St. Paul with the return of GLIAC play April 5.
Just five days later, April 10, NMU hosts CSP and then hits the road again to face GVSU April 12 and Davenport April 14.
The 2019 season schedule concludes with three straight home games, beginning April 18 with defending GLIAC Champion University of Indianapolis. Saturday 20 will see NMU host first-year program Ashland University.
The year concludes April 28 with the squad host Upper Iowa on Senior Day.
The 2019 team will look to build on the success and growth they displayed in 2018. In addition to their first GLIAC win, the Wildcats garnered their first-ever All-GLIAC selection. They also scored more goals and more than doubled their assist total than the 2017 season. With the experiences gained plus another talented incoming class, the future of NMU lacrosse is very bright.